One of the main questions we are asked from customers looking to change their old conservatory roof to tiled is “Will a tiled roof make my conservatory dark?”. Put simply, the answer is NO.

Sadly, this common misconception results in many homeowners being discouraged from the idea of a tiled roof conversion, and as a result are missing out on unlocking the potential of their conservatory.

Allow us to debunk this myth in our short blog, where we explore how a tiled roof can help to keep your conservatory well-lit all year round.

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Will I lose light in my conservatory with a tiled roof?

Although each conservatory is unique to the other, they are all mostly made up of windows, which allow an influx of light, making it the brightest room in your home. Whilst a solid roof does not let in light through like a glass roof does, it will not result in a dark room.

With this said, there are a small number of cases where a completely solid roof may not be advisable if you are concerned about natural light, this could be due to the position and placement of the conservatory. Professional conservatory installers, like Emerald, will be able to accurately determine this by visiting your conservatory and assessing the space. Ensure you pick a reputable company who will take the care and time to understand your requirements, to help you make the right decision.


Can I have a skylight in my conservatory roof?

For homeowners who want to maximise the natural light in their conservatory, the perfection solution is having a tiled roof with a skylight.

At Emerald, we supply the Solstice Skylight, exclusively designed by Guardian Building Systems. Unlike many glazing options, our skylight utilises the full roof height of a tiled roof, to allow daylight to flood the living space.

The benefits of a Solstice Skylight

If you are wanting to create a ‘wow-factor’, the Solstice Skylight is undoubtedly the perfection solution. By having a tiled roof with a skylight installed, your conservatory will transform into a beautiful living space you can benefit from all year round, whether it be used for a dining room for family mealtimes, a social area to entertain guests or both!

Not only will it transform your conservatory aesthetically, but you can also rely on the Solstice Skylight system to deliver exceptional thermally efficiency. The skylight will limit heat from the sun during the day and help maintain a comfortable temperature in the colder months.

For conservatories that are overlooked by neighbours, the skylight can be customised with obscure glass, so privacy is not compromised.

Each roof and skylight are uniquely designed for each individual conservatory and can be tailored exactly to suit each customer’s needs; there is no one size fits all.


Can I have VELUX windows in my conservatory roof?

An alternative to a skylight is roof windows. At Emerald we supply VELUX windows, the market leaders in roof windows.

Adding high quality VELUX roof windows to your conservatory give you complete control of light and the ventilation level for your space.


Conservatory roof installers in Swindon

No matter the shape or size of your conservatory, the Emerald team will work with you to find the right solution for you.

If you are interested in having your conservatory roof replaced, or have further questions on our products, get in contact with the team here.

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